HB1122 (2020) Detail

Relative to death benefits of first responders who die from suicide.


HB 1122-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

12Mar2020... 0375h

2020 SESSION

20-2078

08/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1122-FN

 

AN ACT relative to death benefits of first responders who die from suicide.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Abbas, Rock. 8; Rep. Doucette, Rock. 8; Rep. Lang, Belk. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill includes suicide under the definition of "killed in the line of duty" when considering eligibility for death benefits of first responders.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12Mar2020... 0375h 20-2078

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to death benefits of first responders who die from suicide.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Killed in the Line of Duty; Suicide Included.  Amend RSA 21-I:29-a, I(f) to read as follows:

(f)  "Killed in the line of duty'' means a death, including suicide, of a police officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, or rescue squad member while in the performance of his or her duties as a result of incident, accident, or violence causing death or injuries which are the direct or proximate cause of death.  Death by suicide shall be considered a work related cause of death.  "Incident'' shall include any death that is determined to be occupationally related by the worker's compensation insurance carrier, a self-insured worker's compensation plan, or by the labor commissioner for workers' compensation purposes pursuant to RSA 281-A.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2078

Amended 3/24/20

 

HB 1122-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0375h)

 

AN ACT relative to death benefits of first responders who die from suicide.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill expands the eligibility of a $100,000 line-of-duty death benefit for first responders who  die from suicide.  To the extent an eligible individual is determined to have been killed in the line of duty, general fund appropriations and expenditures would increase.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

Links

HB1122 at GenCourtMobile
HB1122 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 21, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1122 Revision: 8400 Date: March 31, 2020, 3:37 p.m.
HB1122 Revision: 6755 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 10 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 10
Jan. 21, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 10:00 am LOB 306
Jan. 30, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 01/30/2020 01:00 pm LOB 306
Feb. 12, 2020 Executive Session: 02/12/2020 10:00 am LOB 306
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0375h (Vote 18-1; RC)
March 11, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0375h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 18-1; RC) HC 10 P. 54
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 12, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0375h: AA VV 03/12/2020
March 12, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0375h: MA RC 275-42 03/12/2020
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8